Overview

Salem


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

State capital of Oregon, USA, on the Willamette River. Founded in 1840 by Methodist missionaries, Salem was made territorial capital in 1851 and state capital in 1859. Industries: timber, paper, textiles, food canning, meat packing, high‐technology equipment. Pop. (2000) 136,924.

[...]

From:  Salem  in  World Encyclopedia »


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.